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Essential Skills – Mediation Strategies & Time Management

Essential Skills – Mediation Strategies & Time Management

Date & TimeFriday 24 March 2017 1–4.15pm
Format Seminar, Webcast
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
Venue LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

Gain a greater understanding of negotiation techniques and strategies, including tips for opening up productive discussions...

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Essential Skills Half Day - Friday 24 Mar
    • 1:00 PM Mediation not Litigation: Key mediation and negotiation strategies

      Gain a greater understanding of negotiation techniques and strategies, including tips for opening up productive discussions during mediations. You’ll discover the key elements of an effective negotiation plan, barriers to agreements and how to overcome them, common mistakes made by lawyers and how to consider all interests during your negotiations.

      Presenter: Alan Wein, Principal Mediator, Special Legal Counsel, Wein Mediation Pty Ltd

    • 2:00 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 2:15 PM The Quest for Sanity: How to manage your time and workload

      Time management and lack thereof is one of the most common complaints in the legal profession. Fortunately, there are many strategies you can employ to manage your time more effectively and get the most out of each working day without losing your sanity! This session will help you learn how to manage your workload by being empowered to say “no”, using the Agile Method to balance your to-do list and delegating tasks where necessary.

      Presenter: Paul Tontodonati, Executive Manager, Law Institute of Victoria

    • 3:15 PM Ethics and Best Practice

      Daily legal practice brings with it a host of ethical challenges for solicitors. As an officer of the court, a solicitor’s duty to the court and the administration of justice is paramount and prevails to the extent of inconsistency with any other duty, including those duties owed to a client.

      By engaging in this highly interactive seminar with an experienced solicitor-facilitator, you will be faced with working through a range of structured real life ethical scenarios to assist you in identifying key ethical issues and how to resolve them.

      By the end of the one hour session you will be able to answer the following questions:

      • My client has lied to the court in an affidavit – what should I do?
      • My client tells me that he committed the crime, but wants to plead not guilty – can I act for him?
      • My opinion is that my client does not have a proper basis for a negligence claim, but she instructs me to issue a summons to get a settlement – can I do so?
      • I have a very difficult client in a complicated property matter and want to cease acting – can I do so?
      • Can I still exercise a lien over a client-matter file if the former client pays the funds into his new solicitor’s trust account pending resolution of the costs dispute?
      • “Loose talk sinks ships” – the boundaries of a solicitor’s duty of confidentiality

      Presenter: Michael Dolan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Institute of Victoria

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Gain a greater understanding of negotiation techniques and strategies, including tips for opening up productive discussions during mediations. 

    You will also learn how to manage your workload by using Agile Walls (as used in Agile Methodologies) to manage not only your workload, but those of your superiors and staff, and how to say “no” or delegate tasks. Finally, a senior ethics solicitor will take you through a range of structured real life ethical scenarios to assist you in identifying key ethical issues and how to resolve them.

    This session is conveniently scheduled around the Employment Law Half Day, so if you need more CPD to fulfil your requirement, you can complete six units all in one day at the LIV.

  • Presenters

    Alan Wein, Principal Mediator Special Legal Counsel, Wein Mediation Pty Ltd

    Alan was appointed the inaugural chair of the Victorian Government Small Business Advisory Council and delegate on the Infrastructure Planning Council. He operates an extensive commercial mediation practice and is a senior panel mediator at the Victorian Office of the Small Business Commissioner. Alan was also appointed to conduct the Review of the Franchising Code in Australia in 2013 and the Review of the Horticulture Code in 2015. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contributions to small business.

    Paul Tontodonati, Executive Manager, Law Institute of Victoria

    PaulTontodonati Paul has investment and advisory experience across Australia and Europe, with transactional experience spanning Venture Capital, debt origination, M&A and derivative markets. He was vice president at EM Advisory and has worked with some of Australia’s most exciting companies, raising more than $60 million in Venture Capital funds. Previously at the Luxembourg-based DAM Capital Management, Paul managed a €250m equity and high-yield debt portfolio. He currently holds advisory board positions at EdenExchange.com and Denver and Liely.

    Michael Dolan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Institute of Victoria

    Michael has gained extensive experience as a country and city solicitor, as well as in-house counsel for both a major statutory corporation in Victoria and an Australian electricity supply industry association. Michael provides advice to solicitors on ethics issues and supports the work of the LIV Ethics Committee.

  • Learning Outcomes

    At this Essential Skills session, you will:

    • learn practical strategies to improve your everyday practice
    • earn compulsory CPD units in ethics and professional responsibility, practice management and business skills, and professional skills
    • receive expert guidance and advice across a range of topics.